Feb 15, 2010

Am I Hearing Things? (Updated)

Sorry it's been so long (two months!)--everytime I think I've got something to post other things come up and before you know it it's been...well...two months.  This is a short thought though, so no excuses!

Today I was doing my usual procrastination routine--going from one video to the next on Youtube--and I came across a vid of a talented young dancer who goes by the name Ridy performing to something that sounded...familiar.  I played the song about a dozen times, mostly to try to copy some of her choreography (it's hard!) and then I had an epiphany.  Listen to the song (Jatrabala, by Mila) and see if it doesn't sound like something I've already posted here on Bombay Talkies. (The first video is the official video for Jatrabala, the second is Ridy's performance.)

Now tell me that you can't sing "Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo" right along to that song! I'm not saying it's a copy at all, but the songs have the same feel, the same beat, the same rhythm; they're variations on a theme. And it's a theme I LOVE.

Now off to practice my dance skills!

UPDATE:  So apparently the writer/composer of this song, Fuad, is the Pritam of Bengal.  I'm definitely not the only person to notice the similarities between this and Babuji.  Some have gone so far as to call it a full rip-off.

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